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Pot plants on display at Oregon State Fair in a first

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:43pm

Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair and organizers say it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing. Oregon voted to legalize recreational marijuana in late 2014. Here are a few things to know about recreational marijuana in Oregon and about the display at the Oregon State Fair.

The Latest: Pence opens Indiana's 1st Trump campaign office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:41pm

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The Latest: Pot plants on display at Oregon State Fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:40pm

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Deportations just latest topic where Trump has wavered

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:11pm

As he powered through his rivals in the Republican primary, Donald Trump sold himself as the "tell-it-like-it-is" candidate, a brash truth-teller whose policy pronouncements wouldn't be swayed by the polls.

Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

Nicholas Riccardi and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in the U.S. illegally would separate families.

CIA declassifies documents detailing world reactions after Nixon quit

Amy Taxin and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:47am

Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente. North Korea reacted brashly, calling Nixon's exit the "falling out" of the "wicked boss" of American imperialists. South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation.

Burr sticks to low-key style in N. Carolina re-election bid

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:50am

Republican Sen. Richard Burr drives alone, steering his white 2013 Hyundai sedan to dozens of factory tours and other North Carolina stops. If there's a TV camera or a reporter, he'll talk. If not, he'll move on.

Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:40am

Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. They raised buckets of cash for Mitt Romney four years ago. This time, however, their party's nominee has sent them spinning off in three directions.

Clinton says Trump will 'make America hate again'

Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:41pm

Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."

The Latest: Trump says 'nobody even knows' what alt-right is

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:23pm

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Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:31pm

Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire immigration debate to the right.

Arizona sheriff's campaign questions contempt order timing

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:31pm

The campaign manager for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff on Thursday questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman 10 days before a primary election.

Evan McMullin campaign hitting, missing presidential ballot deadlines

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:15pm

Utah native and anti-Trump presidential candidate Evan McMullin continues to hit and miss deadlines as his campaign furiously tries to get on election ballots across the country.

When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction

Brian Slodysko and Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:30pm

In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down.

US won't provide before Election Day all Clinton schedules of her meetings as secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:21pm

US won't provide before Election Day all Clinton schedules of her meetings as secretary of state.

Trump campaign CEO faced domestic violence charge in 1996

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:40pm

Donald Trump's new campaign CEO faced domestic violence charges in the 1990s following an altercation with his then-wife. The charges were eventually dropped after she failed to appear for trial.

'Alt-right' hashtag spurs racism, rebukes during speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50pm

but the results might not be pretty.

Trump, Clinton representatives attend briefing on transition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:31pm

Representatives of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have participated in their first meeting with members of the Obama administration assigned to help pave the wave for a smooth transition of power in January.

The Latest: Governor defends stance on minority drug dealers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:01pm

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